New York, New York
New York, New York (1977)

Set primarily in post-WWII New York City, Martin Scorsese's extravagant romantic musical is about a jazz saxophonist and a pop singer who fall madly in love and marry. But the saxophonist's outrageously volatile personality places a… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 22, 1977
DVD Release Date: February 8, 2005
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Arnold
Washington Post

Martin Scorsese's musical saga "New York, New York" is the keenest disappointment of the summer.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Scorsese's tribute/parody/critique of the MGM musical is a razor-sharp dissection of the conventions of both meeting-cute romances and rags-to-riches biopics.

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Emanuel Levy

Though affectionate and colorfully stylized, Scorsese's tribute to the darker classic Hollywood musicals is only partially successful.

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Christopher Porterfield
TIME Magazine

If this movie were a big-band arrangement, it would be a duet for a sax man and a girl singer, but with the soloists in a different key from the band.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Why should a man of Mr. Scorsese's talent be giving us what amounts to no more than a film buff's essay on a pop-film form that was never, at any point in film history, of the first freshness?

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Ultimately a very personal film about how Scorsese views a genre of film and, as such, has a much more coherent vision than its reputation would suggest. [Blu-ray]

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Variety Staff

In a final burst from Old Hollywood, Minnelli tears into the title song and it's a wowser.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Martin Scorsese's New York, New York never pulls itself together into a coherent whole, but if we forgive the movie its confusions we're left with a good time.

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Brian Orndorf

A stagebound valentine, but one vigorously constructed down to the last detail, with Scorsese reveling in the costumes and music. It's an itch that spreads into a full-body rash in the final act.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
William Dunmyer
Did you know that the song "New York, New York," which Frank Sinatra made so famous, was originally written for the 1977 Martin Scorsese film of the… More
Sajin P A
Not just that the film is boring enough, but the fact that you've got to endure almost a smidge under 3 hrs. to finally get through to the ending, simply… More
Chris Weber
This is a Scorsese film that typically gets overlooked, and, while I can see why (to a degree), I think it's actually pretty good, and probably one of his… More
danny d
not a bad film, but a surprisingly average film considering that it was scorsese's follow up to taxi driver. the music was pretty solid but at 2 hrs and… More
Emile Tremblay
A Scorsese masterpiece that happens to be forgotten, unfortunately. If this film had been released in the '50s and hadn't that usual Scorsese… More
Ken Stachnik
This unappreciated gem from Scorsese's early period if a fascinating blend of Cassevetes like improvisational realism and MGM style musicals. A little… More